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October 2004 Issue

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Cover Story

Grand Theft Arizona

By Bryn Bailer

Indeed, when it comes to curbing vehicle theft in Tucson—a city with one of the highest per-capita auto theft rates in the nation—the battle is often waged on uncertain ground. Being located just 40 minutes from the notoriously permeable U.S.-Mexico border doesn’t help matters, either.

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Features

Be On the Lookout  

Numerous high-tech gadgets are now being deployed by law enforcement to catch or stop car thieves.

How to Start an SRO Program  

School resource officers serve as important liaisons between police departments and local schools.

Spy Gear  

Since September 11, 2001, the development of new electronic surveillance techniques and equipment has been in overdrive.

Justice Served Cold  

The tenacity and determination of the homicide investigators paid off, and the killers of Stacey Weinstein were identified and arrested. It was a major coup for Miami-Dade Homicide, and it was also the beginning of Miami-Dade Homicide’s “Pending Case” unit. Later the unit was nicknamed the “Cold Case Squad” by a Miami Herald reporter.


Columns

Why I'm Voting for John Kerry  

John Kerry has committed to increasing the number of U.S. Special Forces operators. This single point will do more to achieve victory than all the hardware in our inventory.


Departments

Ka-Bar Mule Folding Sheath Knife  

Heavy-duty construction and built-in safety features make Ka-Bar’s latest a practical alternative to clip-it knives.

GTBM Info-Cop  

Developed by law enforcement officers working with New Jersey-based GTBM Inc., Info-Cop offers state-of-the-art technology at a reasonable price.

Stop and Identify  

During a temporary detention, does a person have a duty to identify himself or herself to the detaining officer? Can a person be arrested for refusing to do so? The answer to both questions is, "Sometimes."

Too Much Technology  

Ineffective security, useless gun play, and bad hair days.

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